Earth Day / Love The Boot Clean-Up — Caminada/Cheniere


Earth Day / Love The Boot Clean-Up in the Caminada/Cheniere Area 
We intend to clean-up the ~2miles between the ‘Welcome to Grand Isle’ sign and the Grand Isle Bridge. 

Restore or Retreat’s Executive Director, Joseph Orgeron invites you to join us for a public cleanup of the Cheniere Caminada on the approach to Grand Isle, Louisiana.This Earth Day/Love the Boot cleanup will help continue our recovery from Hurricane Ida. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 22nd  from 9 to 1;30 p.m. or earlier finish. 

HISTORY: The Cheniere sustained significant damage from Hurricane Ida that hit our community in August of 2021. The recovery is ongoing. The goal is to clean the area ahead of the summer season which sees many visitors to the island. 

Restore or Retreat along with your efforts will clean a distance of approximately 2 miles along LA. Hwy 1 heading into Grand Isle. This event will consist of two different groups working on cleanup in the area. Team One  will be walking alongside the road doing the cleanup of the area abuting the canal. This one is less labor intensive and will work to beautify the area easily from the road. Team 2 will work to clean the marsh across the canal from the road. Distance for this group will be determined by pace of removal of debris.  This group will be doing a more labor intensive cleanup of the debris left from Hurricane Ida. Please see notes below for more specific information for each group. 

LOCATION: Cheniere Caminada Cemetery   Saturday April 22nd.   Registration and sign in begins at 9 and cleanup will commence at 9:30..   

  • Volunteers should note that due to the location no one under the age of 18 will be permitted to participate in this event. We thank you for understanding. . 
  • Both teams should provide the following for your comfort. 
  • Clothing that can keep you cool and can get dirty if necessary. 
  • Closed toed footwear
  • Personal protective gear such as sunscreen, hat, jacket, towel  etc necessary 
  • Lunch, snacks and all hydration will be provided for you by Restore or Retreat


  • Team 2 volunteers should come prepared for water and mud.
  • Jeans, long sleeved shirt, protective footwear.  
  • Gloves will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. 
  • Please note this is physical work and can be labor intensive.
  • You are advised of these measures to allow for your enjoyment of the day. 

We are excited to have you join us for cleanup.  Only 25 volunteers will be required for this cleanup.  and registration will be closed once we obtain  that number.  We encourage you to register early.  The cutoff for registration is April 19th. Please register at: 

Once registration is closed you will receive further more specific details about the event.  

For further information please contact….. Polly Glover at [email protected] or  +1-225-921-4591